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JBS sees steady trade flows but flags export woes

Sao Paulo | Reuters — Brazil’s JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker, has said the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic could cause container shortages, port disruptions and other logistics issues, but said trade flows should stay strong thanks to Chinese demand. In a conference call to discuss earnings results on Thursday, JBS executives said its export operations had […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME cattle, hogs rise with equities

Livestock futures await export sales data

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. livestock futures strengthened on Wednesday as gains in financial markets helped fuel a recovery from contract lows reached last week in the live cattle market. Live cattle futures have been looking to equity markets for direction as uncertainty about the impact of the coronavirus epidemic has fueled swings in stock […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat, corn up on technical buying, export optimism

Soybean traders remain cautious

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and wheat futures rose on Thursday on chart-based buying and short-covering coupled with optimism about prospects for U.S. agricultural export sales to China, traders said. Soybean futures firmed but trailed the advances in grains. Chicago Board of Trade March corn settled up 4-1/4 cents at $3.83-1/2 per bushel after […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat, corn, soybeans drop

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures fell 1.4 per cent on Wednesday on a round of follow-through selling after Tuesday’s technical setback, traders said. The weakness in wheat spilled over to the corn market, which also faced some profit-taking after a higher opening during the overnight trading session. Soybean futures fell for the seventh […] Read more

Grain flow shifts from China trade war may last years, CHS says

Chicago | Reuters — The U.S.-China trade war has accelerated Brazilian efforts to erode the United States’ share of the world soybean export market, and some of the shifts in global grain flows could last for years, according to executives at CHS Inc., the largest U.S. farmer co-operative. Even with a so-called ‘Phase One’ trade […] Read more